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« on: January 23, 2009, 03:13:16 PM »

I thought the price of this bus was a typo but it has been popping up online in several locations all with the same price of a quarter of a million bucks! In the description he mentions that he has over 300k invested which I can believe based on that gorgeous wood especially at the entrance to the bedroom. The hot tub is very nice too but surely he will need to get close to dropping a zero off the price if he ever hopes to sell it. What do you guys think?

http://www.onestopmotors.com/ad_details.aspx?ad_id=33488

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 03:20:44 PM »

I would think they are very optomistic in what they think they will get.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 03:36:03 PM »

He had it on E-Bay last week for the same price, I think he is dreaming.

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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009, 03:38:51 PM »

Its that Mahocony wood that makes it so valuable.  You don't see that stuff very often.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009, 03:50:13 PM »

I would think they are very optimistic in what they think they will get.

That sounds like a response from a politician.... Wink


Not on this planet....

Some have a hard time figuring out that if someone has, and wanted to spend that much on a conversion, they would almost never buy a nonprofessional conversion.

Its not that some have not achieved very similar quality, its just the type of buyer.

There not looking to fix ANYTHING, they want a warranty and a service center to go to with it.

We can all dream, but being a realist from the start saves a lot of disappointment.

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 04:01:41 PM »

Like my Dad used to say ....." Yer gonna hafta find somebody that loves it more than you do " ...He was great ...And truth be known I never did find somebody ...so you settle for best offer and take the lumps ...just my .02
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 04:12:30 PM »



   Could it be to many zeros in the price!


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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2009, 04:14:26 PM »

   Could it be to many zeros in the price!   Steve 5B......

Steve,

Its been on a few different locations with the same price......Maybe needs a new proof reader....... Tongue

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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2009, 08:31:11 PM »

Only if two fools meet.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2009, 08:57:35 PM »

Must be the retro 70s look,but still I don't car what church they got that confessional booth entrance from ,damn right for that dough it better have a life time warranty on everything Wink ,they must have fallen and hit their heads(twice)Have a nice week end  Kiss
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2009, 09:40:13 PM »

 Cheesy Cheesy Where do I send my check to. Wink
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2009, 08:16:45 AM »

LOL....If this guy can find someone that's smokin' the same stuff he is than maybe....but probably a typo
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2009, 08:57:33 AM »

I thought the price of this bus was a typo but it has been popping up online in several locations all with the same price of a quarter of a million bucks! In the description he mentions that he has over 300k invested which I can believe based on that gorgeous wood especially at the entrance to the bedroom. The hot tub is very nice too but surely he will need to get close to dropping a zero off the price if he ever hopes to sell it. What do you guys think?


For some reason the pics didn't load for me, so I'll have to take your word for how the thing looks.  However, look at the whole ad and the mystery is largely answered.

The thing is located in the Palm Springs area, where incomes tend to be higher and there are a LOT of converted coaches.  If the thing is in good overall condition, and the woodwork is mahogany (that the heck is MAHOCONY???), chances are that's one of those "4,000 man-hour" conversions that have been discussed recently, and he's overly aware of his costs while comparing it to other coaches in town.  It doesn't matter that it's 36 years old and an MCI if it looks as good as the 20-year-old Prevost from down the street that just sold for $300K.

This is one of the problems with setting a value on a coach conversion -- there is no baseline to start with.  Coach shells range in price from scrap value up (waaaayyy up!), and most conversions are one-off, so there is no way to compare them.  I got my 4903 shell at a very good price, but how to compare it to an MCI that is, say, 15 years younger?  And that's just the SHELL, now get out the pencil sharpener and figure the relative value of the conversion layout, the components and the workmanship.

Is this guy's coach "way over priced"?  As far as I'm concerned, it sure is, because mine is costing a whole lot less for everything I need and nearly everything I want (but then, I don't want "Mahocony").  But for the guy who has been looking at $350K rigs all month, $280K would certainly be worth considering, for a fancy coach that he can move into today.

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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2009, 08:59:16 AM »

LOL....If this guy can find someone that's smokin' the same stuff he is than maybe....but probably a typo

He IS in Palm Springs.  Isn't that the town where SONNY BONO was mayor . . ?

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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2009, 09:06:23 AM »

I see some calling this guy a fool Embarrassed If he can get the price he wants whose the fool. I would not pay that for any coach as I do not have $280,000.00 to spend. Give the guy a break.

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